Boris Lekar

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Boris Lekar
Born(1932-10-28)28 October 1932
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died30 October 2010(2010-10-30) (aged 78)
Jerusalem, Israel
Known forPainting, architecture, sculpture
AwardsIsh-Shalom Prize, Mordechai Narkis Praize, Israels Ministry of Immigrant Absorption Prize

Boris Lekar, (Hebrew: בוריס לקר‎, Russian: Борис Лекарь, 28 October 1932 – 30 October 2010) was a multidisciplinary artist, considered by critics as one of the exceptional artists of the Soviet emigration to Israel.[1]


Biographical details[edit]

Boris Lekar was born in the year 1932 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He immigrated to Israel at the age of 58 in 1990 and although he traveled profusely and worked worldwide Jerusalem remained his home. In Israel he became a focal point for immigrant artists – creating, exhibiting and teaching. In addition to his own exhibitions he hosted exhibitions in his home for tens of young artists and influenced the art of many of them. He died in October 2010.


Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 1993 Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 1994 Ein Harod Museum, Ein Harod, Israel.
  • 1997 The International Convention Center Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 1997 Artist’s House, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 1997 Beit Gabriel Museum, Israel.
  • 1998 Tova Osman Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • 1998 Efrat Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • 1998 Prozdor Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • 1998 Uri and Rami Museum, Israel.
  • 2001 Tadzio Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 2003 Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2004 Cite Internacionale des Arts gallery, Paris, France.
  • 2005 "Different Light", Artist’s House, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2007 "Transitions", Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2008 "In the Light of Other Language", Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.[4]
  • 2009 “Israel Landscapes”, Dudu Gerstein’s Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.[5]
  • 2011 Memorial Exhibition, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.[6]

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "Boris Lecar". Information Center for Israeli Art. Israel Museum. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
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